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Old 26-10-2011, 16:41   #1
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Propane in Mexico

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Does anyone knows how easy is it to fill a propane tank with a "car like" filler inlet? I have attached a picture, This tank gets filled from the yellow cap, you can't fill it from the regular valve in the middle.
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Old 26-10-2011, 17:04   #2
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Re: Propane in Mexico

i fit is a universal kind of thing, not difficult i would imagine-- the gasapasa has has more than one fitting, i noticed, and fills for houses, campers, our portable boat tanks-
and was 100 pesos for a fill when peso was at 11.5 to one dollar, about a month ago.
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Re: Propane in Mexico

Back in the 90's, we'd regularly get our tanks overfilled.
Back on the boat, next afternoon, PSSSSSHHHHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A big white cloud out of the propane tank compartment vent.
The propane farm didn't believe in using a screwdriver to vent the tank,
Maybe that's why they went to the OBT stuff...
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Old 26-10-2011, 22:18   #4
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Re: Propane in Mexico

Guys, any clear answer regarding the car size filler neck?
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Old 27-10-2011, 01:16   #5
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Re: Propane in Mexico

gasapasa fills everything --other than that i dont know. the company is the mexicaN propane company. they have different adapters. i havent been to them in a month. i donot expect to need to go to anyplace near there soon--until my tank needs refilling. i would presume, as they are the only ones who fill propane anythings, that they would have the proper fittings. they are professional and do good work. they have more than one fitting they use for filling tanks,i do know that.
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Re: Propane in Mexico

Wingover, just out of curiosity, why can you not fill through the normal valve? It looks just like the normal fitting, gas seems to flow out of it whilst you use it... what's the difficulty?

We used to have an horizontal tank with the old style valve, and had no problems with it until we reached Australia where it was viewed with great suspicion. They always wanted to fill it in the vertical position, despite a label saying not to do so. Go figger...

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Re: Propane in Mexico

The center valve is a one way valve- Out only! Not sure why but this is clrealy marked on the tank.
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mexican propane co pasagasa or gasapasa what5ever it is called fills cars, buses, tanks, cannisters--everything except 1 pound green cans. if they cannot fill em no one can
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Re: Propane in Mexico

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Back in the 90's, we'd regularly get our tanks overfilled.
Back on the boat, next afternoon, PSSSSSHHHHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A big white cloud out of the propane tank compartment vent.
The propane farm didn't believe in using a screwdriver to vent the tank,
Maybe that's why they went to the OBT stuff...
I used to love it when they stand there smoking a cigarette while filling my tank..... uhhh....." I gotta go check something in the car...!"
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